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Rescue Me: Season 1 (2004)




Critic Consensus: Rescue Me emerges from the station as a searing and powerful series, melding the pathos of national tragedy to a scaldingly funny interplay between its blue collar ensemble.


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The lives of the men who comprise New York City Fire Department Ladder Company 62 are explored, both in the firehouse and at home, focusing largely on Tommy Gavin (Denis Leary), who often sees the ghost of his cousin, firefighter Jimmy Keefe, who was killed in the 9/11 attacks, as well as the haunting visages of various people he failed to save over the course of his career.


Denis Leary
as Tommy Gavin
James McCaffrey
as Jimmy Keefe
Daniel Sunjata
as Franco Rivera
John Scurti
as Lt. Kenny `Lou' Shea
Steven Pasquale
as Sean Garrity
Andrea Roth
as Janet Gavin
Michael Lombardi
as Mike Siletti
Jack McGee
as Chief Jerry Reilly
Diane Farr
as Laura Miles
Charles Durning
as Tommy's father
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Critic Reviews for Rescue Me: Season 1

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (12)

Thanks largely to the presence of blowhard-par-excellence Denis Leary, who could be neither self-pitying nor unambiguously heroic if his life or his pack of cigarettes depended on it, it's one of the best series of the year.

December 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's as funny in some places as it is raw and touching in others.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

In marrying fictional drama with a real tragedy, the series about New York City firefighters challenges the audience as no new series will do this fall. Viewers willing to go along for the ride will find a pertinent, adult story that shuns cliches.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Rescue Me redeems itself with rough firehouse humor and a realistic depiction of the emergencies faced by the crew.

December 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The weekly scripts incorporate a perfect mix of human emotion and frat house comedy, and Leary does a stand-out job on both sides of the acting spectrum.

December 11, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

With its dark, scabrous wit and hand-held camerawork, Rescue Me recalls that gem of a cop show Homicide: Life on the Street.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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